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  1. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    It is about a library between life and death where a suicidal woman full of regret gets to try all her other lives she could have livedSOOOOOOLD

  2. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    It is no secret that Matt Haig has mental health issues dogged by the darkness of depression that has taken its toll on his life His acute observations and experience of his condition informs this exuisite inspiring compassionate and empathetic novel where he creates the concept of the midnight library to be found in the spaces between life and death to explore life the issues that afflict our world through philosophy and endeavouring to tease out what might make life worth living and a joy and what gives it meaning The device used to implement his goal is the ordinary Nora Seed who has lived her life trying to please others who has hit rock bottom suffering the loss of her cat her job overwhelmed by the burden of a lifetime of regrets seeing no light in her life whatsoever She is tempted by thoughts of suicide that has her ending up at the midnight libraryThe midnight library is magical for a start the library has a limitless number of books and these books are far from ordinary Haig sprinkles gold dust in each book offering Nora the opportunity to see how her life would have turned out if each and every decision at every point in her life had been different The books illustrate the endless possibilities that life holds for Nora and all of us Nora explores each book with inuisitiveness and curiosity the widely disparate lives that could have been hers no easy task as she has to slip into each new life with the complications of being unfamiliar with it and do so without alerting the other people present It soon becomes clear that there are pros and cons to each booklife to each decision and choice made each life containing its own mix of despair pain and regrets that must be accommodated and handledHaig offers a touching narrative that speaks of the joys to be found in living attained through Nora's eyes as she tries to untangle what really matters in life putting life in context and perspective with all its ongoing changes complexities and an understanding no life is perfect in itself In some ways this is a version of It's A Wonderful Life a favourite film for so many people What I was so struck by is just how many readers might find this helpful for our lock down times so many have suffered unbearable losses and illness have had to face not seeing all those we love and mean so much to us whilst being weighed down with worries and concerns about how to cope with fears regarding jobs childcare money and A beautifully nuanced novel that I am sure many will love as much as me Highly recommended Many thanks to Canongate for an ARC

  3. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Okay No words This is one of the best sci fi dances with fantasy which carries additional philosophic vibes novel of the year I LOVED IT this is not kind of toasting for the book and raising your glass kind of loving it This is like climbing at the top of the roof and declaring your love by shouting and howling to the moon kind of love If you read the song lyrics of “ Howl” at the book you may probably understand why I feel so enthusiastic and why I’m writing a high volume review This book is not only about Nora Seed who is trapped in her life seeing herself a failure a disposable human waste who has nothing to achieve will never be missed by anyone It’s about regrets unfinished plans what ifs approval of families drugs mistakes giving up realizing other people’s dreams self regret insecurities self harm love passion and hateWhen Nora tries to end her life she opens her eyes in a library filled with books which contain different versions of her life story If she finds the right book and most proper life she can live fulfilled and happy that will mean she can be saved Thankfully the librarian Mrs Elm here for here just like she has done when she was a little girl who recently learned she lost her dad Nora could be a swimmer a rock star a philosopher a wife a traveler a glaciologist a mother winery or local pub owner She can say “yes” to her ex and accept his offer to live in a small town and own a local pub Or she can say “yes” to coffee offer of a nice doctor candidate Ash to pursue happiness and love She can win Olympic medals or she can taste the tempting charm of fame with her songs she writes and performs all around the world She can be everything or anything But after living so much lives nearly thousand different versions will she find which is best for her and which life form will suit to catch the real happiness? Can she live without family members or can she handle losing her friends to death? What does she really want? What does she expect ? And most importantly will she learn to face the things she regrets the most? Because however she’s ready to start her fresh life with open hands those clutches of regret always pull her back and prevent her to see what she’s really looking for Beautiful meaningful dazzling emotional heart wrenching poetic realistic these are the words which come to my mind after reading this book Just like the definition of ideal life Sighbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  4. Meredith Meredith says:

    Magical “Let’s be kind to the people in our own existence” The Midnight Library is a book about choices regrets and embracing life Nora Seed is having a really bad day She is mugged loses her job blamed for other’s people’s failures and her cat is run over by a car She is also seriously depressed This day is one of many bad days that Nora has experienced over the last decade of her life She can’t take life any and attempts suicideNora wakes up to discover that she is in the space between life and death known as The Midnight Library Here Nora is given the opportunity to take the paths she didn’t choose and undo her regrets She travels into the multiverse getting to experience her other lives What she finds is that the grass isn’t always greener and in order to live one must push aside their regrets and embrace their potential “She just needed potential And she was nothing if not potentialThere are many versions of Nora but she finds she is the same person in every life she chooses She might be happier but she doesn’t have what she needs which is love She cannot heal until she can open up and accept the love of others but also love herself and recognize her value I love Nora’s character I felt all of her emotions the dark and the light She is fragile desperate adventurous a rockstar a loving sister a good friend a kind neighbor a good teacher and most importantly a survivorThis is my first book by Matt Haig and I love how he weaves in bits of magic fantasy and whimsy alongside uantum physics literature and philosophyThis is an emotional read Reading about a character who is in such a desperate state of mind that they attempt to take their life wasn’t easy but the other side of this book offers a lot of love warmth compassion and healing It was surprisingly heartwarming and uplifting Nora’s story inspired me to turn off the channel of regrets that often fill my head and embrace the here and nowI received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and Penguin Group in exchange for an honest review

  5. JanB JanB says:

    45 starsSylvia Plath ‘Between life and death there is a library’ she said ‘And within that library the shelves go on forever Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived To see how things would be if you had made other choices Would you have done anything different if you had the chance to undo your regrets?’Nora is going through a terrible period in her life where everything that could possibly go wrong does She’s consumed with regret over the paths not taken wrong decisions made In the throes of depression she decides suicide is the answer She has nothing and no one to live forThis is when Nora ends up in the Midnight Library a sort of limbo between life and death Part ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ and part ‘Sliding Doors’ every book in the library represents a parallel universe with a life she could have lived had her choices been different All she has to do is choose a book and she will automatically be dropped into that life Each time she is dropped into an alternate life she does so with no prior memory of her life up to that point She knows she has been dropped in and must wing it and figure out how to fit in seamlessly There’s a bit of humor when she must google herself and check her social media accounts for clues In one life she thinks she must have been very happy because she wasn’t very active on social media haIf she loves a life she has a choice to stay But if she begins to feel disillusioned she returns to the library where an infinite number of possibilities awaits The problem with infinite possibilities is the thought that something better awaits had a different path been chosenEach decisionlife contains unforeseen conseuences some good and some bad Is the grass always greener? It is easy to imagine there are easier paths but are there? The problem with regrets is they are rarely based on fact Understanding the nuances and importance of our lives are not always obviousI won’t ruin the surprise by revealing of what Nora discovers or decides It’s much fun to discover it on your own While this book could have been predictable or schmaltzy the author has written a uniue delightful and thought provoking story There are surprises in store and it’s impossible to read without reflecting on your own life choices This was a terrific choice for a buddy read with my friend Marialyce and it would be an excellent choice for a book clubI was grateful for the highlighting function on my kindle as I highlighted a lot In the midst of a pandemic and social unrest it’s natural to worry about the future but this book was a good reminder to make the best of this life we’ve been givenKnowing the author has struggled with depression and thoughts of suicide made this book all the meaningful • Publication date August 13 2020 I received a digital review copy via Edelweiss All opinions are my own For our duo reviews of this book and others please visit

  6. Reading_ Tam_ Ishly Reading_ Tam_ Ishly says:

    My mind is blown; my soul is lit and I just came to realise I can get addicted to sci fiShe realised in that moment that she was capable of a lot than she had knownIn one of her many livesI think you might have lost your way a little bitIsn't that why I came to the Midnight Library in the first place? Because I had lost my way?Well yes But now you are lost within your lostnessThis story is so fascinating and one of the most amazing stories that look into life dissect it and offer too many chances to live in each making us wonder what could have been if we we're given a chance to live in eachIt talks about regrets relationships dreams pets friendships and other relationships what could have beens and most importantly how to live in the present and make the most use of it The writing is amazing and picks up really fast Once you get into the book it's hard to put it down A thought provoking story it will make you wonder things about your own life and what you could have been in the infinite other universes It makes me believe that I can do so much in my life at the moment and learn what I could have done from the things that happened instead of regretting about it A must read It will make you want to have a hard look at your life and make you think about the many unimportant things that you've been worrying about all your life and instead make you want to focus on the things that really matterA sci fi fantasy contemporary kind of writing makes the narration so effortless fast paced interesting and intriguingLoved it

  7. Swaroop Kanti Swaroop Kanti says:

    Between life and death there is a library And within that library the shelves go on for ever Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived To see how things would be different if you have made other choicesIn one word fascinatingI cannot help but compare The Midnight Library with another book Maybe In Another Life that I have very recently finished reading I felt that the basic concept in both these books is so similar that TJR might say 'MH you imitated my idea' My response would be that there is a big difference between writing to be in the bestsellers list and writing with and for a purpose That's exactly what The Midnight Library is about a purpose to save a life by making the person realise the importance of being alive understand the possibilities and guiding towards giving a perspective and not taking things for granted All this is done by staying serious yet funny with genuineness and not being casualThe Midnight Library which can also be named as 'The Many Lives of Nora Seed' explores the many lives of a young woman Nora Seed at a time when she has decided to give up her life and is in fact 'in between life and death'Matt Haig should consider writing this for the big screen and give it to Christopher Nolan and Christopher will make a masterpiece out of the script `Every life contains many millions of decisions Some big some small But every time one decision is taken over another the outcomes differ An irreversible variation occurs which in turn leads to further variations These books are portals to all the lives you could be living`

  8. Dave Dave says:

    ‘Between life and death there is a library ’ she said ‘And within that library the shelves go on for ever Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived To see how things would be different if you had made other choices Would you have done anything different if you had the chance to undo your regrets?’ In a book that channels Friedrich Nietzsche Jimmy Stewart in It's A Wonderful Life and even Doctor Who and his amazing Tardis we get a schmaltzy feel good life affirming fable Nietzsche expressed it as a uestion of what your response would be if a demon crept up to you and said you would live this same life innumerable times including every joy and pain would you leap in joy or curse him to the end of eternity Frank Capra's beloved Christmas movie starring Jimmy Stewart has us thinking about what life would be like without you and the things you accomplished or the differences you made without even realizing it Matt Haig approaches the meaning of life like Doctor Who trapped in a Tardis with no controls where you never know where you might end up For Nora Seed the library between life and death is such a vehicle that allows her to travel into parallel universes where life turned out differently because she made different choices along the way Kind of like time travel but not cause she stays in the same time zone just in different lives There's a life where she becomes a rockstar one where she is a scientist one an Olympic athlete etc etc just pick a different book and see where you end upOnly Haig's library of books is like a genie's three wishes Well you are not limited to three There's an infinite number of books But your wishes just may not turn out how you think Every path traveled leads somewhere but maybe the grass isn't always greener and maybe things didn't turn out how you think they would This is not a fantasy book for those seeking knights in armor fell dragons or magic sorcerers There simply may not be enough action or enough excitement for some readers It's a fable that uses the construct of an endless library to explore ideas It's cleverly done and uite an easy read And there's a sense of humor at work here cause each time Nora drops into an alternate life she's got to try and figure out her new past and how her new life works without anyone being the wiser not even a best friend or a new husband It's uite a feat pretending to be one's self when one is not altogether familiar with one's new life Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy for review

  9. Mandy White Mandy White says:

    I really don't know how to put into words how much I loved my first Matt Haig book The Midnight Library I must be the only person who has never read one of his books and now I am seriously asking myself why I had heard alot of good things about this book and come on it is set in a library I had to read itThe Midnight Library is a library like no other It is located in a world between life and death It holds an infinite number of books each one the chance to change your life Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library when she decides one night that she has had enough of life She is lonely depressed and has nothing left to live for When she arrives into this magical place she is given and unlimited amount of chances to do things differently Every single decision that we make in our lives big or small has an impact on who we are and how our live turns out What if she had married her boyfriend? What if she had stuck with swimming? These are just some of the regrets Nora has had in her life and now she can see another pathThis is a beautiful book that I could not get enough of I was really sad when it was over I felt a connection to Nora and was hoping that she would make the right choices Over 2 nights I was absorbed in the world of the Midnight Library I highly recommend you take a trip there tooThank you to Allen and Unwin for sending me an advanced copy of this book to read

  10. Virginie *No more time to write reviews for the moment :( * Virginie *No more time to write reviews for the moment :( * says:

    Matt Haig lifedeath LIBRARY This makes my day

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The Midnight Library ➟ [Epub] ❤ The Midnight Library By Matt Haig ➩ – 'Between life and death there is a library and within that library the shelves go on forever Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived To see how things would be if you had 'Between life and death there is a library and within that library the shelves go on forever Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived To see how things would be if you had made other choices Would you have done anything different if you had the chance to undo your regrets'A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop TimeSomewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that The Midnight Kindle - contains an infinite number of books each one the story of another reality One tells the story of your life as it is along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life While we all wonder how our lives might have been what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself Would any of these other lives truly be betterIn The Midnight Library Matt Haig's enchanting new novel Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one following a different career undoing old breakups realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through The Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life and what makes it worth living in the first place.

  • ebook
  • 269 pages
  • The Midnight Library
  • Matt Haig
  • English
  • 08 December 2015

About the Author: Matt Haig

Matt Haig was born in Sheffield England in He writes books for both adults and children often blending the worlds of domestic reality and outright fantasy with a uirky twist His bestselling novels are translated into languages The Guardian has described his writing as 'delightfully weird' and the New York Times has called him 'a novelist of great talent' whose writing is 'funny rive.